PMP Certification A Beginner s Guide

Author: George Angel
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071633710
Release Date: 2009-11-10
Genre: Business & Economics

Essential Project Management Skills--Made Easy! This accessible guide bridges the gap between being a project manager and becoming a globally recognized Project Management Professional (PMP). Covering the latest PMP exam content from the Project Management Institute (PMI), the book explains PMI's worldwide standard methods, nine knowledge areas, and 42 processes. You'll learn proven strategies for improving project efficiency and effectiveness, balancing constraints, communicating timely and accurate project status, and successfully bringing a project to completion. A real-world case study that's followed throughout the book provides helpful examples, checklists, and proven project results. Designed for Easy Learning: Key Skills & Concepts--Chapter-opening lists of specific skills covered in the chapter Ask the Expert--Q&A sections filled with bonus information and helpful tips Try This--Hands-on exercises that show you how to apply your skills Notes--Extra information related to the topic being covered Tips--Helpful reminders to help you prepare for the PMP exam

PMP Certification

Author: George G. Angel
Publisher:
ISBN: 1607325985
Release Date: 2017-09-01
Genre:

This accessible guide bridges the gap between being a project manager and becoming a globally recognized Project Management Professional (PMP). Aligned with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK� Guide), Sixth Edition, this book explains the Project Management Institute's worldwide standard methods, five process groups, ten knowledge areas, and forty-nine processes and includes many tips to help prepare for the latest PMP exam. Angel includes proven strategies for improving project efficiency and effectiveness, balancing constraints, communicating timely and accurate project status, and successfully bringing a project to completion. Real-world case studies followed throughout the book provide examples, checklists, and proven project results. Designed for easy learning, the book contains chapter-opening lists of specific skills covered in the chapter, Q&A sections filled with bonus information and helpful tips, real-world experiences that show how to apply particular skills, and reminders to help in preparation for the PMP exam.

Pmp Certification

Author: George G. Angel
Publisher:
ISBN: 1607323060
Release Date: 2014-06-01
Genre: Business & Economics

This accessible guide bridges the gap between being a project manager and becoming a globally recognized Project Management Professional (PMP). Aligned with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Fifth Edition, the book explains the Project Management Institute's worldwide standard methods, five process groups, ten knowledge areas, and forty-seven processes and includes many tips to help prepare for the latest PMP exam. It includes proven strategies for improving project efficiency and effectiveness, balancing constraints, communicating timely and accurate project status, and successfully bringing a project to completion. A real-world case study followed throughout the book provides examples, checklists, and proven project results. Designed for easy learning, the book contains chapter-opening lists of specific skills covered in the chapter, Q&A sections filled with bonus information and helpful tips, real-world experiences that show how to apply particular skills, and reminders to help in preparation for the PMP exam.

Project Management Absolute Beginner s Guide

Author: Greg Horine
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 9780134653983
Release Date: 2017-02-09
Genre: Business & Economics

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Succeed as a project manager, even if you’ve never run a project before! This book is the fastest way to master every project management task, from upfront budgeting and scheduling through execution, managing teams through closing projects, and learning from experience. Updated with more insights from the front lines, including agile approaches, dealing with security and privacy priorities, and leading remote/virtual teams, along with the latest on Microsoft Project and PMI standards and certifications and a special bonus chapter on preparing for the PMP certification. This book will show you exactly how to get the job done, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. Project management has never, ever been this simple! Who knew how simple project management could be? This is today’s best beginner’s guide to modern project management… simple, practical instructions for succeeding with every task you’ll need to perform! Here’s a small sample of what you’ll learn: • Master the key skills and qualities every project manager needs • Lead projects, don’t just “manage” them • Avoid 15 most common mistakes new project managers make • Learn from troubled, successful, and “recovered” projects • Set the stage for success by effectively defining your project • Build a usable project plan and an accurate work breakdown structure (WBS) • Create budgets and schedules that help you manage risk • Use powerful control and reporting techniques, including earned value management • Smoothly manage project changes, issues, risks, deliverables, and quality • Manage project communications and stakeholder expectations • Organize and lead high-performance project teams • Manage cross-functional, cross-cultural, and virtual projects • Work successfully with vendors and Project Management Offices • Make the most of Microsoft Project and new web-based alternatives • Get started with agile and “critical chain” project management • Gain key insights that will accelerate your learning curve • Know how to respond to real-life situations, not just what they teach you in school

Prince2 for Beginners

Author: Bryan Mathis
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1501037110
Release Date: 2014-09-08
Genre: Technology & Engineering

LEARN:: Project Management via PRINCE2 for Beginners for Self Study and Foundation Exam PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a widely used method for managing projects, particularly in the United Kingdom as well as in other countries. I wrote this book to develop the reader's working knowledge of all aspects of PRINCE2, with the goal of providing a truly useful self-study manual for the PRINCE2 Foundation qualification. The book is based on the most recent revisions to the method made in 2009, so it's as current as any other resource on the market today. I have written this guide as an efficient self-study manual that presents what you need to grasp the fundamentals of PRINCE2 and understand it as a logical system. It is specifically aimed at readers who are studying for the Foundation qualification and want to get the most out of their study time. Although anything in this book can appear on the examination, certain parts of the method show up repeatedly, so at the end of the chapter you will find a list of the concepts you should review more intensively, along with study tips and tricks. In the second part of the book you will find 75 sample test questions, followed by a separate section giving the answers and which element of the method each question is taken from. This way, you can focus on a particular area of PRINCE2 where you need to do more work. INSIDE:: PRINCE2 for Beginners Book Inside this book you'll discover: The 7 PRINCIPLES - Business Case Organization Quality Plans Risk Change Progress The 7 PROCESSES - Starting Up a Project Directing a Project Initiating a Project Managing a Stage Boundary Controlling a Stage Managing Product Delivery Closing a Project Tailoring to the Environment THE PRINCE2 FOUNDATION EXAMINATION - Foundation Examination Questions Answers and Chapter References

Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge PMBOK Guide Fifth Edition

Author: Project Management Institute
Publisher: Project Management Institute
ISBN: 9781935589815
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) —Fifth Edition reflects the collaboration and knowledge of working project managers and provides the fundamentals of project management as they apply to a wide range of projects. This internationally recognized standard gives project managers the essential tools to practice project management and deliver organizational results. • A 10th Knowledge Area has been added; Project Stakeholder Management expands upon the importance of appropriately engaging project stakeholders in key decisions and activities. • Project data information and information flow have been redefined to bring greater consistency and be more aligned with the Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom (DIKW) model used in the field of Knowledge Management. • Four new planning processes have been added: Plan Scope Management, Plan Schedule Management, Plan Cost Management and Plan Stakeholder Management: These were created to reinforce the concept that each of the subsidiary plans are integrated through the overall project management plan.

Agile Project Management

Author: Henry O'Brien
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1517481856
Release Date: 2015-09-23
Genre:

Discover Agile Project Management DO YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE THE BEST AT EVERY STAGE OF A PROJECT ? DO YOU WANT FLEXIBILITY WITHIN THE TEAM AND GET THE BEST OUT OF YOUR EMPLOYEES? Agile Project Management is a well-rounded introduction to the principles of managing a project with diligence and efficiency.The book describes the basics including the composition of the project team; and shows you the role of each participant. When you read through the book, you will see that every person involved in the project is important and that each one of them feels specially valued and appreciated. You will also love the flexibility with which the team works, making work feel more like a hobby than a stressful undertaking that has to be done at specified times, for defined lengths of time and at designated locations. In this book, you will learn: What agile project management is How agile project management came to be How to go about implement agile project management How to get the best out of your employees In-depth comparison between agile and the traditional methods of project management How to circumvent the shortcomings of traditional management methods Why you need to introduce agile project management in your business How to incorporate scrum into agile project management The problems that often arise when introducing agile for the first time in an organization and what causes them The need for all team members to receive training in agile project management The PMI-ACP course, who offers it, and the individual topics offered Why leaders are better off taking the PMI-ACP course Why it is important that leaders, including executives, should take a course on management of project portfolio What agile project management is, in a nutshell And much, much more.. So if you want to know more about Agile Project Management, then read further! SCROLL to the top of the page and select the BUY button

PMP Exam Prep

Author: Rita Mulcahy
Publisher: Rmc Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 1932735658
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Education


Head First PMP

Author: Jennifer Greene
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449364892
Release Date: 2013-12-18
Genre: Computers

Now updated for the 2016 PMP exam Learn the latest principles and certification objectives in The PMBOK® Guide, (Fifth Version), in a unique and inspiring way with Head First PMP. This book helps you prepare for the PMP certification exam using a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works. You'll find a full-length sample exam included inside the book. More than just proof of passing a test, a PMP certification means that you have the knowledge to solve most common project problems. But studying for a difficult four-hour exam on project management isn't easy, even for experienced project managers. Drawing on the latest research in neurobiology, cognitive science, and learning theory, Head First PMP offers you a multi-sensory experience that helps the material stick, not a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep. This book will help you: Learn PMP's underlying concepts to help you understand the PMBOK principles and pass the certification exam with flying colors Get 100% coverage of the latest principles and certification objectives in The PMBOK Guide, Fifth Edition Make use of a thorough and effective preparation guide with hundreds of practice questions and exam strategies Explore the material through puzzles, games, problems, and exercises that make learning easy and entertaining Head First PMP puts project management principles into context to help you understand, remember, and apply them—not just on the exam, but also on the job.

Project Management For Dummies

Author: Consumer Dummies
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119348900
Release Date: 2017-10-02
Genre: Business & Economics

The bestselling 'bible' of project management In today's time-crunched, cost-conscious global business environment, tight project deadlines and stringent expectations are the norm. So how can you juggle all the skills and responsibilities it takes to shine as a project management maven? Updated in a brand-new edition, Project Management For Dummies offers everything you need to successfully manage projects from start to finish—without ever dropping the ball. Written by a well-known project management expert, this hands-on guide takes the perplexity out of being a successful PM, laying out all the steps to take your organizational, planning, and execution skills to new heights. Whether it's managing distressed projects, embracing the use of social media to drive efficiency and improve socialization, or resolving conflicts that occur during a project, the soup-to-nuts guidance inside will help you wear your project management hat more prominently—and proudly. Get the latest in industry best practices reflecting PMBOK 6 Motivate any team to gain maximum productivity Execute projects on time and with maximum efficiency Prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam It's never been easier to execute projects on time, on budget, and with maximum efficiency.

PRINCE2 Study Guide

Author: David Hinde
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119970972
Release Date: 2012-03-22
Genre: Computers

Everything you need to be fully prepared to take the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner exam As an internationally recognized certification which focuses on the Foundation and Practitioner levels along with being recommended by the Project Management Institute, the PRINCE2 accreditation gives a bolster to any resume. The author, David Hinde, has trained hundreds of individuals from many different backgrounds to prepare for the PRINCE2 exams. The book provides explanations of all parts of the PRINCE2 approach, lots of practical examples, and a whole range of mock examination questions to test your knowledge. Explains all the PRINCE2 themes, processes, principles, roles and management products for the very latest version of PRINCE2 (PRINCE2 2009 Edition) Features full coverage of all Foundation and Practitioner level exam objectives Presents real–world scenarios, showing how the method is used in business and the public sector Includes challenging review questions and electronic flashcards to sharpen your knowledge Covers tips and techniques for tackling the PRINCE2 accreditation examinations and shows you how and where to take the exams Incorporates over 300 sample Foundation-level and over 100 sample Practitioner-level questions, with answers and full explanations Contains a glossary of all PRINCE2 terminology and a quick reference to all the PRINCE2 management products Gives a web link to a set of on-line tools with more bonus exams PRINCE2 Study Guide covers all the necessary topics you need to know in order to confidently take the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner exams.

The Project Management Answer Book

Author: Jeff Furman PMP
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781567264678
Release Date: 2014-12-01
Genre: Business & Economics

If it's essential to project management... it's in here! The first edition of The Project Management Answer Book addressed all the key principles of project management that every project manager needs to know. With a new chapter on scrum agile, updates throughout, and many new PMP® test tips, this new edition builds on that solid foundation. The structure of this update maps closely to the PMBOK® Guide, Fifth Edition, and is designed to assist anyone studying for the PMP® and other certification exams. Helpful sections cover: • Networking and social media tips for PMs, including the best professional organizations, virtual groups, and podcast resources • The formulas PMs need to know, plus a template to help certification candidates prepare and self-test for their exams • Quick study sheet for the processes covered on the PMP® exam • Key changes in PMBOK® Guide, Fifth Edition, for readers familiar with earlier versions who want “the skinny” on the new version. PMs at every level will find real gold in the information nuggets provided in this new edition. Those new to project management will find the comprehensive coverage and the depth of the answers especially valuable, and will like the easy-to-read style and Q&A format. For experienced managers looking for new tools and skills to help them pass their PMP® or other certification exams, this is a must-have resource.

Agile Project Management

Author: Jim Highsmith
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0321659171
Release Date: 2009-07-10
Genre: Computers

Best practices for managing projects in agile environments—now updated with new techniques for larger projects Today, the pace of project management moves faster. Project management needs to become more flexible and far more responsive to customers. Using Agile Project Management (APM), project managers can achieve all these goals without compromising value, quality, or business discipline. In Agile Project Management, Second Edition, renowned agile pioneer Jim Highsmith thoroughly updates his classic guide to APM, extending and refining it to support even the largest projects and organizations. Writing for project leaders, managers, and executives at all levels, Highsmith integrates the best project management, product management, and software development practices into an overall framework designed to support unprecedented speed and mobility. The many topics added in this new edition include incorporating agile values, scaling agile projects, release planning, portfolio governance, and enhancing organizational agility. Project and business leaders will especially appreciate Highsmith’s new coverage of promoting agility through performance measurements based on value, quality, and constraints. This edition’s coverage includes: Understanding the agile revolution’s impact on product development Recognizing when agile methods will work in project management, and when they won’t Setting realistic business objectives for Agile Project Management Promoting agile values and principles across the organization Utilizing a proven Agile Enterprise Framework that encompasses governance, project and iteration management, and technical practices Optimizing all five stages of the agile project: Envision, Speculate, Explore, Adapt, and Close Organizational and product-related processes for scaling agile to the largest projects and teams Agile project governance solutions for executives and management The “Agile Triangle”: measuring performance in ways that encourage agility instead of discouraging it The changing role of the agile project leader

Project Management for the Unofficial Project Manager

Author: Kory Kogon
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781941631119
Release Date: 2015-04-07
Genre: Business & Economics

No project management training? No problem! In today’s workplace, employees are routinely expected to coordinate and manage projects. Yet, chances are, you aren’t formally trained in managing projects—you’re an unofficial project manager. FranklinCovey experts Kory Kogon, Suzette Blakemore, and James Wood understand the importance of leadership in project completion and explain that people are crucial in the formula for success. Project Management for the Unofficial Project Manager offers practical, real-world insights for effective project management and guides you through the essentials of the people and project management process: Initiate Plan Execute Monitor/Control Close Unofficial project managers in any arena will benefit from the accessible, engaging real-life anecdotes, memorable “Project Management Proverbs,” and quick reviews at the end of each chapter. If you’re struggling to keep your projects organized, this book is for you. If you manage projects without the benefit of a team, this book is also for you. Change the way you think about project management—"project manager" may not be your official title or necessarily your dream job, but with the right strategies, you can excel.

Agile Practice Guide Simplified Chinese

Author:
Publisher: Project Management Institute
ISBN: 9781628255126
Release Date: 2018-05-07
Genre: Business & Economics

Agile Practice Guide – First Edition has been developed as a resource to understand, evaluate, and use agile and hybrid agile approaches. This practice guide provides guidance on when, where, and how to apply agile approaches and provides practical tools for practitioners and organizations wanting to increase agility. This practice guide is aligned with other PMI standards, including A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition, and was developed as the result of collaboration between the Project Management Institute and the Agile Alliance.